Friday, July 9, 2010

Not much different going on in Gaby's room today. Her volumes have stayed up after the lung wash yesterday. It seems to have cleared up a lot of junk and worked more long term than the bronching from last week. I am hopeful that with continued suctioning today her numbers will stay up and show that improvement.

Another fun item to add to the mix of what is going on in her body is hematuria, blood in Gaby's urine over the past couple days. They have narrowed it down to one of two things, either the ECMO circuit needs to be changed out giving us a new mechancial lung and heart or she has an enzyme deficiency. If the urine clears on its own after stopping the antibiotic they just stopped then she has that deficiency. If it continues to be red then the circuit needs changed. So, not sure how to pray on this one as either option has its risks. Thankfully, God knows and will fill in the blanks.

We got a neighbor at the hospital today. I try to give them their privacy, but it is hard to not know what is going on when the hospital staff is a-buzz about the new patient. He was born yesterday and placed on ECMO last night in the room adjacent to us. His mom, having just delivered yesterday is across the street at the Women's Hospital. She can't even be with him right now. Things here sure put life into perspective.

Be thankful to Christ for your life today, your messed up human life and your new creation eternal life, and don't waste it on the things of this world.


  1. We will continue to Keep your family in our prayers and also say a prayer for the new neighbor.

  2. Amen. Praise the LORD. Will keep praying.

  3. You are inspiring and helping us to keep things in perspective. Gaby continues to be in our prayers. Happy to hear there is improvement! Hang in there...
    The Bartnicks

  4. I have been wanting to give you this info, for when you have time, to check out someone else's blogs. Friends of ours have a little girl who had a heart transplant about a month ago. She has had very similar issues to Gaby.She has been on ECMO for along time, had lung and kidney problems. I feel like sometimes your blogs are almost identical. Just thought it might be comforting to know others are going through similar situations. If you do want to read about them, go to or org and search under morganandlora. Baby Mya is at Cincinnati Childrens. Love you all, and praying lots! Jeana

  5. It is good to hear that Gaby is getting better.
    I will be praying for you guys.Never lose faith. Our God will provide.